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23 May 2022

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    A Lifetime Doing Nothing (Story 21 excerpt)

    Story 21 from 'A Lifetime Doing Nothing' by Ian McCrorie
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    Marcus Aurelius, the great Stoic philosopher, makes it clear how important it is to be present: “The longest and shortest lives amount to the same, for the present moment is equal to everyone.” Just one mindful moment is all you need to stand firm against the habitual temptations to engage, to follow, to blindly react to greed, hatred, and delusion.

    narrated by Ian McCrorie
    2022
    4 minutes 19 seconds

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  • Posted on 20 May 2022

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    A Lifetime Doing Nothing (Story 20 excerpt)

    Story 20 from 'A Lifetime Doing Nothing' by Ian McCrorie
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    A few years after living as a monk in West Virginia, I stayed a while at Wat Pah Nanachat near the Mekong River in Ubon in Thailand. This was the real deal. A forest monastery with dhuthanga monks who adopted thirteen additional vows, including taking only one meal a day and practicing...

    narrated by Ian McCrorie
    2022
    5 minutes 34 seconds

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  • Posted on 14 May 2022

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    A Lifetime Doing Nothing (Story 19 excerpt)

    Story 19 from 'A Lifetime Doing Nothing' by Ian McCrorie
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    I am waiting for Thich Nhat Hanh to write a follow-up book, How to Listen, to address the proliferation of PMPs (personal music players). Many young people walk everywhere, earbudded to all the music ever created, oblivious to the sounds around them and within them. They drown out...

    narrated by Ian McCrorie
    2022
    3 minutes 59 seconds

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  • Posted on 07 May 2022

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    A Lifetime Doing Nothing (Story 18 excerpt)

    Story 18 from 'A Lifetime Doing Nothing' by Ian McCrorie
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    Be here now. Just three words. Be here now. The oft-heard teaching is eminently simple but absolutely profound. Happiness can only be found in this moment, in the here and now. Living in the past will inevitably...

    narrated by Ian McCrorie
    2022
    3 minutes 33 seconds

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  • Posted on 30 Apr 2022

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    A Lifetime Doing Nothing (Story 17 excerpt)

    Story 17 from 'A Lifetime Doing Nothing' by Ian McCrorie
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    This story is from Toni Packer, the late, much-venerated Zen teacher. A student asks a Zen master for some principles of the highest wisdom.

    The master replies, “Attention.”

    “Is that it?” asks the student. “Nothing to add?”

    The teacher says,...

    narrated by Ian McCrorie
    2022
    3 minutes 25 seconds

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  • Posted on 23 Apr 2022

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